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Monday morning qb revisits RM Sothebys Nazi Porsche mess

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The 1939 Porsche Type 64 was one of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche's early experimental vehicles and yesterday, it was one of the star auction cars during 2019 Monterey Car Week. Projected to sell in in the neighborhood of $20 million dollars by auction house RM Sotheby's, the one-off prototype was the victim of mistaken bids during the third and final evening of the sale, ultimately failing to sell at a high bid of $17 million dollars.

The Type 64 entered the auction room at Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California in mid-evening following a video presentation of the car amidst much anticipation. The auctioneer, Dutch born Maarten ten Holder, seemed to open bidding at $30 million dollars and that's when things got strange. Quickly, $30,000,000 appeared as the current bid on the large information screens at the sale and began climbing from there. Bids came in rapidly, the screen showing $40 million, then $50 million in quick succession. Finally, with bids having reached $70 million on the screen to an astonished crowd, ten Holder realized the error and confirmed that the actual bid was at $17 million. Several minutes later, amidst jeers from the assembled audience, the car was hammered not sold with an undisclosed reserve price not having been met.

To read more on MSN:

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Slick looking wheels. Imagine Gestapo guys racing around in that. Original color probably silver.

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